Parkside Elementary’s Brandi Sandoval needed to re-stock her school’s sensory tools/bins for their wellness room, so she turned to Murray Education Foundation for funding.
The wellness room is important as it offers students struggling with emotions to take a mental break and return to classroom learning. An important self-regulating feature in the Wellness room is a Grump Meter. This system is used worldwide by families, schools, churches, community centers, hospitals, mental health service providers, and other organizations to help children learn to gauge their emotions.
The Grump Meter is a simple, color-coded metering tool that helps children understand their emotions. Therapeutic approaches to its use open the door to discussions and techniques with children that help identify triggers and valuable response strategies that improve feelings and behaviors.
MEF partners with the community to fund educator grants that help students grow. If your business would like to sponsor with MEF, bringing to life a love for learning with Murray kids, contact Doug Perry at 801-264-7400.